Finding a home and making it your own requires a good deal of time and energy. To complete the transformation from “this old house” into a stunning new home with beautiful, intricate details, consider reworking the landscape. These days, designing a great yard is about so much more than just keeping the grass green and adding a picnic table.

Why limit yourself to the basics, when you can have an outdoor kitchen, hardscape patio, stone walls, water features and more?

With so many choices, though, it can be hard to decide just how to create the landscape of your dreams. That’s why it’s crucial to hire a landscape design service in Somerset County NJ when you’re ready to overhaul your property. Their expertise goes beyond just knowing how to lay stone or plant shrubs. A full-service design firm knows exactly how to work with your property’s unique features to make your property work for you.

Here are 5 things that your professional landscape designer can help you perfect:

How to Deal With the Lay of the Land

Few properties are perfect rectangles with a flat grade and a house centered perfectly on the lot. You may be dealing with tricky features like a steep slope, gnarly old trees or a swampy low spot. A Somerset County landscape design service will assess your landscape’s current condition and deliver ways to accentuate the positive and mask the less-desirable.

What Lies Beneath the Surface

There’s a lot going on in your yard that you won’t know about unless you dig into the soil. A professional knows the character of the soil in New Jersey and what will grow there. They can also work around hidden rocks and hardpan that can make planting — or laying electric cable and irrigation pipes — a challenge.

How to Make Your Property Seem Bigger

Most DIYers assume that maintaining a wide swath of lawn is the best way to make your yard seem bigger, but this isn’t true. Judicious use of space will create several small “rooms” in your yard with a vista that makes you want to move from one space to another. A pro knows how to fool the eye into thinking there’s always something around the corner, and that makes your property feel much larger.

Where to Locate Features for Maximum Impact

Creating vistas with a combination of hardscapes, water features and living plants is what landscape design services do best. They know what’s economical when it comes to placing all of your must-haves, and they also know how to create a tableau that wows. With an eye for how your family will use the space, they create an organic flow of traffic to increase the functionality of your yard.

Which Plants Will Thrive

Your landscape plan is ultimately only as good as your ability to care for it. Most homeowners are unaware of the various conditions you have to consider when caring for plants. An experienced landscape design service would know how to plan and care for your landscape based on the sun and shade patterns of your landscape, the environmental conditions specific to Somerset County, NJ and the deer resistance factor of each plant type.

Whether you choose to do the landscape planning yourself or hire someone to do the “heavy lifting” of lawn and garden maintenance, you won’t want to deal with plants on life support. Knowing which plants will thrive in your landscape design is another reason an experienced landscape design service is worth it’s weight in gold.

When you’re ready to transform your backyard into a truly special place, choose a professional landscape design company in Somerset County like Parker Homescape to get the job done right.

Why Choose Parker Homescape?

We have transformed hundreds of landscapes in and around the Somerset, Hunterdon, Essex and Union County areas, including Short Hills, Warren and Basking Ridge since our founding in 2006. Unlike many of our competitors, we undertake only one client project at a time, ensuring that every deadline is met and that every detail is considered. Additionally, a lead foreman with over 30 years of experience oversees your project from start to finish. This approach makes us one of the most sought after landscape design companies in Central New Jersey, and translates into a seamless, stress-free experience for you and your family.

Whether creating an outdoor living space, installing custom landscape lighting or building a custom outdoor fireplace, we believe that each landscape project is unique. We proudly promise customized solutions, superior customer service and competitive pricing for each of our clients.

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